Gun and ammo sales spiking due to current events

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MID-SOUTH — The protests, unrest and even riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis is causing gun sales to spike here in the Mid-South.

From the gun shops we spoke to around the Mid-South, they told us they are experiencing record sales.

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Three different gun stores told us Tuesday was their biggest sales day ever.

Outside of Bullfrog Corner Pawn and Gun, there was a line twenty people deep waiting to get into buy guns and ammo.

Michael Boga of Memphis told us he was buying a gun because he feels threatened by the unrest.

“It's terrible,” he said. “It's terrible. It seems like the world is coming to an end and people don't care about life no more. And it’s sad when you are scared to come out on your porch and sit on your porch because you don't know what is going to happen.”

Katherine Lewis of Olive Branch was buying a handgun.

“I think with the climate and everything that is going on people want to protect themselves and their family and loved ones and probably protect their business if they have one,” she said.

Some ammo has already sold out.

Darion Walls of Horn Lake told us he is buying a handgun and plenty of ammo.

“Just everything that is going on with these different riots, and I just want to stay prepared,” Walls said. “Things are getting crazy out there.”

Some gun stores in north Mississippi told me they sold eight to ten times the ammunition and guns Monday than they do on an average day.